Rattlehead

About Rattlehead

Hi, Rattlehead here. I'm from India, and I'm obsessed with metal of all sub-genres but mostly into thrash and death. I also love other genres, like jazz, funk, rock, some punk, a bit of blues, some country, but well, metal is where I feel at home. I'm always on the run discovering new music. Fanboying Megadeth since I was 13. Love to talk about metal, sports and a little bit of everything here and there. I also love dissing your god, I love food, seeing metal gigs, traveling and also a metal merch and record collector. I hope you like what I write and the music I suggest you. Please do share if you like. Cheers and stay heavy \m/

MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine Teases New Track From Upcoming Album’s Writing Sessions

Dave Mustaine – Megadeth

We have been hearing about the upcoming MEGADETH record, that is the follow up to 2016’s grammy winning ‘Dystopia‘, ever since Dave Mustaine confirmed Guitar World that the new album is dropping in 2019, “absolutely. For sure“. So, guess we aren’t too far away from witnessing the 16th studio album from the thrash titans. All of this is turning out to be even more truer as Dave Mustaine yesterday teased us a small snippet of Dirk Verbeuren practicing his parts for an unnamed song, which is most likely to be included in the upcoming album. The video shared on Dave’s twitter account was captioned as, “The Cheshire Cat is smiling! Enjoy a lil tease. @Megadeth⁩ ⁦@VerbeurenDirk⁩ #Album16″ The sessions are being co-produced by Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016’s “Dystopia” disc.” 

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The Bucketlist With AFTER THE CALM


*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*


Howdie?! It’s been really long since I published any piece here, but I have a breather now. Anyways, so here we are back again with another piece of bucketlist. Today we have a promising up and coming new rock band along the lines of pop punk, AFTER THE CALM from Phoenix, Arizona. Formed in 2014, the band consists of five members. Kody Rattler (Drums), David Nuñez (Guitar), and Henry Cota Jr.(Bass). Jonathan Habermacher (Guitar) joined the band shortly after the initial meeting. The search for a singer was long, but with the luck of a Craigslist ad, the band had added Logan Miracle (Vocals) as the final piece to their puzzle.

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The Bucketlist With THE DARKEST HEARTS


*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*


It’s that time of the month again, yes the Bucketlist segment is back with another killer band opening up about the bands they’d love to see so bad. For today’s edition we have THE DARKEST HEARTS from Tennessee, a DIY hard rock band that echoes characteristics of grunge with strong, melodic pop rock vocals against almost heavy metal instrumentals and organic tones. So, since this one we found to be an amazing band, we thought why not shoot them up our bucketlist question and see what acts they feature on their list. Without beating around the bush much, let’s see which bands they are dying to see.

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GODLESS’ New Track “From Beyond” Is An Absolute Pulverizer; Unveils New Upcoming EP!

As the name suggests, GODLESS are an unforgiving and ruthless death metal quartet from Hyderabad, India. Back after a short German tour, which also featured the band’s very first show at the mecca of metal, Wacken Open Air. The Wacken show left the crowd shouting for more wholesome Indian death metal. So here they are back quenching your thirst for more uptight, fearless and devastating death metal with a new single titled, “From Beyond” off of their upcoming EP, ‘Swarm. The sophomore EP is a follow up of the hugely successful debut EP, ‘Centuries of Decadence‘. The all new single is a blistering piece of aural assault, which will definitely leave the listener picking his jaws from the floor. High speed, technical and utter brute force, that is the new GODLESS track for you, if you wanna put it down in words, although they’re not enough to describe until you put on your headphones.

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WILDHEART’s Brand New Single, “Grief” Is Chuggy AF!

Brisbane Melodic Hardcore legends WILDHEART are dropping their latest and most searing cut from their brand new EP, ‘We Are‘. The five-track release is out on Friday August 31 2018 and in a twist of fate and perfect timing, the band have been added to the BIGSOUND lineup in Brisbane – Australia’s largest music conference and showcasing opportunity – alongside other heavy music crews BAD JUJU, GRAVEMIND, BARE BONES, THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT, BETTER HALF, ARTERIES, WINDWAKER and more!

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WARBRINGER To Bring Back Good Ol’ Thrash With New Single; Embarks On Tour Across Europe!

Photo Credit: Alex Solca

WARBRINGER have continued to evolve throughout their 5th album into the most lethal band in modern thrash! With their latest effort ‘Woe to the Vanquished‘(2017, Napalm Records) the US based thrashers have delivered a monumental record and are now ready, in fact already conquering and marching ahead in European shores with their explosive live appearances over hot summer festivals & exclusive support shows with the mighty SEPULTURA!

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The Bucketlist With LOLA BLACK


*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*


It’s that time of the month again, yes the Bucketlist segment is back with another killer band opening up about the bands they’d love to see so bad. For today’s edition we have from Denver, CO, LOLA BLACK, who has been rising up the ranks of Denver metal scene real quick. With a mesmerizing live performance and a relentless work ethic she and her eponymous group have become the “it” band in Colorado taking in 3 Westword Music Awards putting them in alumni status, landing the title of 106.7 KBPI’s Best Band in Denver and becoming the go to act for national festivals and other numerous radio events.

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Grunge Legends ALICE IN CHAINS Release New Single, “Never Fade”!

With two weeks to go before the arrival of the new ALICE IN CHAINS album ‘Rainier Fog(BMG), anticipation is ramping up with yesterday’s release of new single “Never Fade“.
 
Never Fade” is the third ‘Rainier Fog song release following “So Far Under” and “The One You Know” and all three tracks are available as instant downloads by clicking here to pre-order the album ahead of its August 24th release date.

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SUFFOCATION To Bid Adieu Frank Mullen With A North American Farewell Tour W/ CATTLE DECAPITATION & More

Well here we are finally and I say this reluctantly, who would have thought we’d live to see this? Back in March, Frank Mullen the legendary original vocalist of NY death metal pioneers, SUFFOCATION announced that he would be hanging up his boots as their full time member. In a video posted on his Facebook page then, he alongside with Victoria formerly of WWE fame can be seen talking and that’s when Frank says he will be seeking for “new beginnings” and pursue full time acting and a few other projects in the future. And now the time has come for Frank Mullen to actually say goodbye to the legions of death metal and SUFFOCATION fans all over the globe. But.. but, before he calls it a day, he and his band will be trekking all across North America for a final farewell tour, aptly named “Death Chopping North America – Farewell Frank Tour 2018” with sick support coming in from misanthropic gore grinders  CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION. All of this crazy stuff happening this upcoming October / November.

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CAST THE STONE(Feat. MISERY INDEX, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION & SCOUR Members) New Single Is Intense!

American death/black metallers CAST THE STONE present a brand new lyric video for their song “A Plague Of Light”, taken from the “Empyrean Atrophy” EP. The EP is all set to be released at the end of this month, on August 31st, via Agonia Records.

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